Alaska Air Group Inc. canceled more than 100 flights on Friday as the carrier’s pilots picketed at five West Coast airports amid negotiations over a new labor contract.
The airline scrubbed about 14% of its schedule as of 2 p.m. New York time, according to data from Flightaware.com. Further flight cancellations could occur over the weekend due to the staffing disruptions, the Seattle-based company said in an emailed statement. “It takes everyone at Alaska to run a successful and reliable operation. Today, we fell short.”